Apple Fritter Donuts

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With pumpkin season just around the corner, we can't miss the chance to give apples their fair share of love.  Apple season is an amazing time to get tons of different types of apples & use them in many different ways.  Of course they are good by themselves but made in these Apple Fritter Donuts or these Pancakes with Apple Cinnamon Maple Syrup, they are aaaaamazing!  

That's because when you bake or cook apples, they get sweeter which makes them a special treat on top of being a fabulously healthy fruit!

Maybe there is even an apple orchard close to you where you can help harvest the fresh crop.  Then you will have a basket load of fresh apples to cook with all season long.

These Apple Fritter Donuts are baked which makes them much better for you than the fried version you would find at stores.  Plus they don't have any of the negative affects that you might find with a commercial apple fritter but they have all the taste!   You will need donut pans ~ these are the ones I use.

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Apple Fritter Donuts

dry ingredients
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

wet ingredients
5 eggs
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup apple juice {unsweetened}
1/4 cup +1 teaspoon avocado oil
1 tablespoon vanilla

1 large red apple, peeled, sliced & chopped very fine

 donut glaze
3 tablespoons palm oil shortening
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoons cinnamon

directions
preheat the oven to 350

make glaze for the donuts first.  in a double boiler, combine the oil or ghee, honey & cinnamon.  whisk until completely smooth.  remove from heat & set aside.  you will need to go back & whisk this about every 7-10 minutes until the donuts are done because the oil will try to separate from the honey.

use 1 teaspoon of the avocado oil to lightly grease the donut pans.  peel & chop the apple.  the pieces should be very small {I prefer to use my electric chopper for this}.  evenly distribute the apple pieces into all the wells of the donut pans.

combine the dry ingredients into a medium mixing bowl.

in a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients &  pour the liquid into the dry ingredients & whisk until smooth.

evenly pour the batter into the donut wells, over the apple pieces, making sure that you leave enough room for them to rise & not cover the hole of the donut.   {note:  there may potentially be a little more batter than you need.  in testing this recipe, i noted that the size of the eggs causes a little more or a little less batter as an end result}

bake donuts 11-13 minutes.  once done, cool in the pan for 5 minutes & then loose them from the pan with a rubber spatula & place them on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.  

once slightly cooled, drizzle the cinnamon glaze over the donuts & serve.  store leftovers in the fridge.


Love, Cara